With her pre-Raphaelite locks, porcelain complexion and piercing blue eyes, it's no surprise that the ELLE cover star has bagged herself a long list of Hollywood roles over the years, but it's a testament to her acting that she's had five Oscar nominations and is poised to win one this time round. Here are 10 films Adams has shined in.More
Adams' breakthrough role came in the 2005 comedy drama about an art dealer who travels from Chicago to North Carolina to meet her new in-laws. Adams' performance as the sweet and slightly naive pregnant girl, Ashley, who is mesmerized by the seemingly glamorous life of her sister-in-law, earned her her first Oscar nomination in the Best Supporting Actress category, as well as a Special Jury Prize after it premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival .
In this parody of Disney classics about a fairytale princess who is sent to the urban mecca of Manhattan by a wicked stepmother, Adams' plays Princess Giselle, a Disney cartoon princess brought to life, who conquers the cynicism of New York with her sickly sweet optimism and becomes attracted to a handsome lawyer. The film was a great critical and commercial success and won Adams a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a musical or comedy.